Makes one wonder whether they manufactured much of anything. I'm in the camp that believes the derailleurs were made by Simplex. Never paused to think about the cranks; I'll scrutinize the one I have. I wonder who made their brakes, hubs, rims, etc. if they were actually fabless.
I need gold anodized hubs, rims, and headset to complete my gold Galli Bianchi folly if any of you folks have them kicking around. Have a black anodized (arms only) FD and a green anodized RD left over. I certainly hope that none of you poor souls are trying to complete a green (or blue) Galli Criterium group. I think they anodized everything that held still long enough for them to wrestle into the baths.
I'd certainly like to know more about them as well.
Charles T. Young
> I don't get Galli. Simplex derailleurs and shifters. Stronglight cranks?
> Made in France, I assume. Who made their brakes? I remember buying a pair
> of Galli Titanios (or somesuch) about 1977, substantially cheaper than Campy,
> with dreadful modulation and feel.
> Anyone know any company history? Was this a gimmick by the French
> manufacturers, to try to take market share from Campy by offering another
> "Italian" product?
> While I wonder about all this, who made Mavic brakes? I've spotted them in
> their original manufacturer name in the past, but I don't recall.
> Peter Bridge
> Denver, CO